The Telegram (St. John's)
Troy Dobbin enters guilty pleas in Carbonear date-jacking case
More guilty pleas were entered Friday in the 2016 case of a man robbed while out on a date that was more than he bargained for.
Troy Dobbin’s trial on charges of robbery, assault with a weapon, extortion, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence and breach of probation was supposed to start this December.
But when Dobbin’s case was called in Harbour Grace Provincial Court Friday, July 21, guilty pleas were entered on two of the charges — robbery and breach of probation. The other charges will be withdrawn. The 19-year-old’s case is set to return to court Sept. 13 for facts and sentencing.
Adam Stagg, who was also arrested last year in Carbonear following the incident on Aug. 30, had his own trial scheduled to take place earlier this month. He too avoided trial and pleaded guilty to multiple charges. Stagg now faces less than two years of prison time.
Jennine Porter, who was initially treated as a victim in the case before police determined she lured the man who was targeted for the robbery, was also charged. She pleaded guilty and will also serve less than two years in prison.
Police arrested and charged a 15-year-old male youth for the same incident. He was released on a recognizance last fall.